How do I apply for social assistance?
  • Alberta Supports works out of Cochrane & Calgary. Workers are available in Cochrane on Tuesdays and Thursday.
  • Covid-19 Update: Two ways to apply:
  • Call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre: Toll free: 1-877-644-9992 OR
  • Online via:
  • All access is over the phone and clients need to have the regional number or do the online application to start the needs identification process.
  • They are then assigned to a CEC (worker). There are 3 attempts made to access/contact a client has phoned in or applied online.
  • Once contact has been made, an applicant is given the required next steps, they have 5 business days to get all documents in or the application is declined.
  • This process is provincial.
  • The Cochrane site is not currently active.

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1. Do you have a family with kids from birth to 18 years of age?
2. How I can find child care in Cochrane?
3. How and where do I get a food hamper?
4. How do I apply for social assistance?
5. Is there any affordable housing in Cochrane?
6. I would like to see a Resource Worker, but what can they do for me?
7. How much does a Criminal Record Check cost?
8. How can I find out about volunteer services and how I can get involved?
9. How do I order Meals for Your Freezer?
10. Where do I find the Town Program & Activity Guide?
11. What does Cochrane have to offer for seniors housing?
12. How do I get connected to Seniors on the Bow?
13. How do I get the Town of Cochrane Seniors Property Tax Rebate?
14. What is the Volunteer Income Tax Program?
15. How do I find out about Cochrane's On-Demand Local Transit system? (COLT)
16. I am new to Cochrane, where do I look to see what Cochrane has to offer?